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This species is accepted, and its native range is Himalaya to Tibet.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 70-125 cm long. Culm-internodes striate; smooth; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths pilose; with simple hairs, or reflexed hairs. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long; lacerate. Leaf-blades 10-25 cm long; 1.5-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; nodding; 10-30 cm long. Primary panicle branches 2-4 -nate; bearing 1-3 fertile spikelets on each lower branch.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-20 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 15-22 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-20 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 15-22 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dissimilar. Lower glume lanceolate; 6-7 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; chartaceous; much thinner on margins; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex acuminate, or setaceously attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 8-10 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; with membranous margins; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate, or setaceously attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma 10-11 mm long; 5-7 -veined. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; straight; 2.5-5 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea apex emarginate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 2-2.5 mm long. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China. Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Bromeae. Melderis 2001.

Native to:

Assam, East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya

Bromus staintonii Melderis appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Enum. Fl. Pl. Nepal 1: 125 (1978)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Noltie, H.J. (2000). Flora of Bhutan 3(2): 457-883. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0